As per a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple Inc. is delaying the mass production of its upcoming iPhone 12 series by about a month. This is largely due to the fact that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the brand's supply chains and manufacturing process.
Ideally, Apple Inc. commences the mass production of the iPhone over the summer break, which subsequently allows the manufacturer to meet the demand and ship the devices after the handsets are officially revealed. For those of you who may not know, Apple unveils its new iPhone lineup in September and starts shipping them by the end of the month.
As per the report, the mass production delays will not have a direct impact on the iPhone 12 launch, since Apple will still be manufacturing the new iPhone in the upcoming months. Instead, the mass production delay might lead to shortages of iPhones this year.
As we reported earlier, one of the high-end handsets in the iPhone 12 lineup is expected to feature a display with 120Hz refresh rate, and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanning technology, which made its debut with the 2020 iPad Pro. Rumors suggest that there will be four new iPhones this year, of which the 6.7-inch iPhone could feature sensor-shift image stabilization technology.